Friday, February 24, 2023

Babies Everywhere and A Pinecone Contest


Babies, babies, everywhere! That's what this week has been 😀

The first picture is our newest grandson, Calem.

His mommy sent this picture to me earlier in the week.

He is 4 months old now and is so sweet.

He smiles the minute anyone smiles at him 😀

This was Family Dinner night.

After we eat, we all move to the living room 

and play with babies.

Here's a picture of Asa Miller sitting up.

He is 9 months old today!

I can't believe he's moving toward his 1st birthday already 😢

He is also such a happy baby and his giggles are the best!

And even though this picture is blurry, 
I wanted to show a glimpse into Calem's daily life.
He's basically adored by his sisters
and can't have a moment to himself 😂

Speaking of the girls...

yesterday was Millie (and Pawpaw) day

and David organized a "pine cone" contest

for them.

They were to go through the yard collecting pine cones

and he would pay them a penny for every one they collected

and put in their pile

(see their names on the fence?).

Here's Ella working hard and of course,

Addie (the baby) deciding she wants no part

of this (after she stopped at 5 pinecones) 😀

Emmy's pile was getting bigger!

Ella was getting tired.


Emmy ended up winning with a total of

105 pinecones!

Ella came in 2nd with 25

and Addie had 5.

David doubled their money so their earnings


Emmy - $2.10

Ella - $.50

Addie - $.10

They were thrilled and talked all the way home

about adding their money to their piggy banks

and what they could buy with their earnings.

The end of their time was spent playing on the swings, riding their
jeep and having me spray them with the water hose.

When Emmy took a turn on the jeep,
Ella asked if she could water the plants,
so here she is watering the roses.

Afterwards, we went inside,
had a snack and I read a new book to them
while they ate.

Then I played a game of "hot potato" with them
and musical chairs.

They loved it!

Millie Day has been a tradition since Emmy was a baby (7 years now)
and I suspect will go on for many more!

I've got two boys to play with, so I can't stop now!

But the end of the day...
let's just say I'm tired!

But, it's a good tired 😀
and I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Have a great Friday!

Until Next Time...


  1. What a fun day that must have been, making precious memories. The grands are precious and little Calem is such a cutie. Family time is the best time!

  2. Oh, what sweet babies! Glad it was such a fun, special day!

  3. This sounds wonderful! I'm Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage. Hi Debbie! I'm pleased to meet you. Thank you so much for commenting. We do have things in common. I'm expecting my first grandbaby in August or September (Aug 30 due date). I"ve been a bit slow about blogging this winter. It's cold in the room where the computer is! I've also been spending a lot of time knitting. I'm bookmarking your blog. I'll be back. Right now, I'm getting cold, so I'm going back to the heated part of the house!
    God bless you and yours!

  4. Hello, my friend! What a fun day you had with those precious littles! Everyone tells me grandbabies are the best! Have a lovely weekend. Not too much going on here. Just the way I like it!

    1. Billie Jo, I'm going to have the same kind of weekend (and it's my favorite)!

  5. We love when our grans come for a visit!
    Glad you enjoyed the visit!
    Could have swore I'd already left a

    1. Donna, I'm so glad this comment showed up! Your other one showed on my email, but wasn't appearing here on the blog. That was so strange!

  6. One hundred and five pinecones! Whoa, buddy! And good work, girls! (What a clever Pawpaw!!) And are baby thighs the absolute cutest!! I just love them!! So much cuteness all gathered together for family dinner!! Hope your week is off to a great start....and I wanted to thank you for continuing to stop by my blog and for your kind comments! I am determined to get caught up (at least a bit) with my blog friends....and look forward to doing so! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Send more Texas sunshine:)


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